Theft/Fraud Archives - Church Executive


How to prevent financial fraud at your church

CPA and non-profit consultant Vonna Laue helps to identify why churches fall victim to fraud, how you can recognize it — and what you can do about it. Why do churches fall victim to fraud? Trust: It’s the baseline. If you don’t trust your employees or volunteers, you need to address that. I would expect […]

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5 signs you might be due for an insurance checkup

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Check-ups for church insurance help to assess the church’s needs and determine if limits are accurate. This ensures lack of overpayment and full coverage

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Concerned about a cyber breach? There’s a plan for that

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Cyber exposures pose a potential threat to your church. Learn about the likelihood of a cyber breach and how to prepare and respond to any attacks.

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Risk control: a key element for successful ministry

Most recently in our series on moving “beyond insurance,” we examined Risk Retention. Now, we undertake the next step in our journey: Risk Control.

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Intellectual property considerations for church leaders

By David O. Middlebrook Churches are some of the most creative places on earth. Every week, church staff is called upon to create sermons, songs, Bible and Sunday school lessons, music, books and teaching materials, and all other kinds of creative works. Churches routinely use media — such as movies and audio clips — to […]

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CYBERSECURITY! How to identify your church's biggest risks

Rarely does a day go by without a headline about data breaches. That’s nothing a church would need to worry about, right? I wish that were true.

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CYBERSECURITY! How to identify your church’s biggest risks

Rarely does a day go by without a headline about data breaches. That’s nothing a church would need to worry about, right? I wish that were true.

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Acts of violence: prevention and response

By Eric Spacek, JD, ARM As church leaders, staff, volunteers or even members of the church, it is hard to imagine a religious facility being a prime target for criminals. Churches are seen as sacred and safe places; however, violent incidents of varying natures happen several times each year across the country. Because these places […]

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Safety Strategies: Safeguard your church — and your people

The word “church” typically conjures up an image of a safe, nurturing environment where people go to share and celebrate their faith. But, the reality can be a bit more complicated.

Too often, churches become an irresistible target for criminals because their open-door policies and limited staffing levels can make it easy to pilfer expensive sound systems, audiovisual equipment and artwork.

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What happens after you submit a church insurance claim?

Accidents happen. Catastrophes are unpredictable. There are many situations a church might encounter that will require submitting an insurance claim.

To a church, the claims process can be overwhelming, as you might have little understanding of what happens behind
the scenes.

To offer insight and make the process easier for you and your insurance company, learn about who you’ll be working with, how you can be prepared after submitting a claim, and the settlement timeline.

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